To curate our hand-picked, expert sales team, we tapped the hospitality industry’s most seasoned professionals and hard-working individuals. Every day, our team is driven to differentiate themselves through their sophisticated, customized, and engaging approach to hotel sales.
At Davidson, we know that true specialization often crosses regional borders. So, we deploy our global sales directors not by territory but by vertical segment, to deliver the most robust product knowledge, better conversions, and maximum customer satisfaction, creating a better team for greater success.
Our global sales directors are nimble and collaborative, transparent and driven. We work collaboratively and harmoniously with all our stakeholders, inclusive of our brand partners and property team members. And, because alignment is critical, we focus first on qualifying leads, so we can generate incremental revenue and serve as an extension of our property teams.
Courtney is a highly motivated and energetic sales professional bringing over 20 years of experience with an accustomed track record within a global sales organization. Driven by her passion for cultivating long-term relationships, she utilizes her innate strengths and abilities from the development of accounts to implementing sales strategies all while achieving guest satisfaction, revenue goals and profit maximization. Prior to joining Davidson, Courtney’s experience encompassed all the largest hotel brands in the world including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and IHG. A Dallas, Texas native, Courtney received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from University of Houston and completed an MBA program with a concentration in business management at Amberton University. Courtney actively participates with multiple industry associations and dedicates her time to various charities and has a passion for her local Children Advocacy Center.Contact Courtney
With more than 28 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Lance has worked across many disciplines, from food & beverage and hotel operations to sales & marketing for leading companies such as Omni Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Meeting Expectations. A graduate of the University of Nevada–Las Vegas’ Hotel Administration program, Lance began his career as a management trainee in Los Angeles and held previous positions within the cruise industry before embarking on a sales & marketing career in 1996. Lance has held a number of leadership positions in the industry: he currently serves as Vice President of Communications for the Georgia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International and previously served as President from 2006-2007. Notable awards and accolades garnered include the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 2001 and the Global Certification in Meeting Management (CMM) in 2008. Lance is a regular contributor to leading publications based on his thought leadership and subject matter expertise – he’s been proudly featured in Atlanta Business Chronicle, MPI Georgia’s Quarterly journal, Breakout, and Meeting Professionals International’s monthly magazine.Contact Lance
With 20 years of experience in hospitality sales and marketing, Ben brings an innovative and refreshing approach to sales partnerships. As an industry expert in business travel, GDS, and travel industry sales, he spent his career analyzing travel trends, balancing the needs of the traveler with the revenue goals of the hotel, and bringing value to both clients and ownership stakeholders. From brands such as Marriott, Hilton, and Hyatt to lifestyle cultures such as W Hotels, Renaissance, and independent properties, the key to his success is most attributed to a well-rounded knowledge of distribution systems, travel agency relationships, and corporate accounts. A graduate of Florida Southern College, Ben is a global citizen who loves travel and cultures.Contact Ben
“With Davidson’s success to date managing Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort and recent expansion with Davidson Restaurant Group, we saw them as the clear choice to manage this new development where we are debuting two new dining concepts for the brand. Margaritaville Hotel Nashville will be unlike any hotel in the city where guests can escape from the everyday and enjoy true Southern hospitality with a ‘no worries’ tropical vibe.”
Safe Harbor Development
“Eden Roc and Nobu Hotel at Eden Roc offer the ultimate fusion of laid-back luxury with unique, immersive social spaces and crafted guest room retreats. We were drawn to Pivot as our new management partner based on the team’s continuous dedication to innovation, exceptional service delivery and revenue generation. Collectively, Pivot and Davidson manage some of the most successful resorts in Florida and we look forward to elevating our performance in Miami Beach.”
Eden Roc Miami Beach
“At Le Méridien Houston Downtown, our location enables guests to immerse themselves in the culture they crave based on our proximity to museums, theaters, attractions and much more. We are very confident in Pivot’s ability to serve as stewards for this exceptional, architecturally-significant property. We were drawn to the company’s hands-on approach, owner’s mentality and entrepreneurial management style; and we believe they will serve as the ideal extension of our team.”
“Pivot has had tremendous success with independent, lifestyle and destination resort properties, thus instilling a high level of confidence in our family’s selection. Alta is an important part of our family, not just for our love of skiing together, but dates back to when my great, great grandfather, Swen O Nielson, worked in Alta’s Emma Mine in the late 1800s — the restaurant is named Swen’s in honor of him. The Snowpine Lodge is more than just an asset to our family, it’s our deep-rooted legacy. We are confident that in Pivot, we have selected partners that will be true stewards of this establishment that continues to shape Alta history.”
“We are excited to begin a new partnership with Davidson Hotels & Resorts and were drawn to the company’s holistic approach toward value optimization and its existing operating experience within the Margaritaville brand. Through quality stewardship of this tremendous asset, we are confident that the Davidson team will not only drive superior performance, but also embrace and wholeheartedly deliver the ‘no worries’ paradise guest experience.”
Encore Capital Management